Neal D. Futran, M.D.
Allison T. Wanamaker Endowed Professor in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Professor and Chair, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Dr. Futran, the chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, is the director of head and neck surgery as well as an adjunct professor in plastic surgery and neurological surgery. He earned a degree in dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania and completed training in oral and maxillofacial surgery — in addition to earning an M.D. — at the SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn, New York.
Dr. Futran then trained in otolaryngology–head and neck surgery at the University of Rochester, followed by a head and neck oncology and microvascular surgery fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. In 1993, he became an assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of South Florida, where he specialized in head and neck oncologic and reconstructive surgery. He subsequently relocated to Seattle.
Dr. Futran is board certified in otolaryngology and oral and maxillofacial surgery, and he has expertise and an active practice in microvascular reconstruction and the rehabilitation of complex oncology and trauma cases. He also specializes in skull-base surgery — utilizing both endoscopic and open approaches — as well as thyroid and parathyroid surgery. Dr. Futran’s major research activities center on microvascular reconstruction of the head and neck; he also is the primary clinical co-investigator of an RO-1 grant studying molecular profiles and gene analysis in oral carcinogenesis. He is a trustee of the AO Foundation, associate editor of Head and Neck and Oral Oncology, and is listed in the Best Doctors in America.
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